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National Call for Commitment Statements on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

National Call for Commitment Statements on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership that comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more - all committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multi-sector solutions.

We understand that the opioid epidemic is complex and multi-sectoral, and that it will take all of us to ensure that solutions reach those who need them most. Therefore, we invite you to join our expanding group of Network Organizations to help disseminate and translate promising approaches to reversing the trends of the opioid epidemic. 

Criteria for Network Organizations:

  • Participation is restricted to legal entities organized and recognized in accordance with applicable federal and state law.
  • Individuals and groups of individuals are not eligible.
  • Legal entities with a primary financial interest in developing, manufacturing, producing, distributing, or marketing any drug or device (as defined by FDA law) are not eligible. 
  • Participation is restricted solely to the Action Collaborative's Network Organizations and does not include membership in the Action Collaborative itself, its steering committee, or any of its working groups.
  • Participation is subject to the approval of a Commitment Statement by the National Academy of Medicine submitted in accordance with the criteria described below.

Criteria for Commitment Statements:
  • The commitment statement must be submitted on the entity's official letterhead.
  • The commitment statement must begin with a paragraph that clearly describes the mission and purpose of the entity, including a description of any services it provides and/or the products it produces.
  • The commitment statement must include a paragraph that specifically relates work the entity has underway with one of the four focus areas of the Action Collaborative:
    • Health Professional Education and Training
    • Pain Management Guidelines and Evidence Standards
    • Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services
    • Research, Data, and Metrics Needs
  • The commitment statement may not include any promotional or marketing language about products, services, or material that the entity may develop, support, produce, or distribute. 
  • The commitment statement may reference the entity's participation as a Network Organization within the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. The commitment statement may not refer to the entity as a member of the Action Collaborative, its steering committee, or one of its working groups; as a partner of the National Academy of Medicine; or otherwise state or imply adoption or endorsement by the National Academy of Medicine of the entity or its products or services.
  • The National Academy of Medicine has sole discretion to determine if these criteria have been met, including a determination of what is promotional or marketing material. 

Please direct all questions or comments to A member of the National Academy of Medicine's staff will respond to your inquiry within 14 business days of receipt. 
2. Has your organization been incorporated for longer than one year? *This question is required.
3. How would you best categorize your organization? (Please select more than one option if appropriate.) *This question is required.
  • * This question is required.
5. Which one (or more than one) of the Action Collaborative's four areas of focus is your organization working in? *This question is required.
7. Upload any files relevant to your organization's work on countering the opioid epidemic. Word documents and PDFs will be accepted.
This question requires a valid email address.
11. Contact information for the organizational liaison will be posted on the NAM website to facilitate outreach and information sharing among network organizations. Please indicate whether or not you agree to share this information. *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
14. Please upload your organizational commitment statement as a Word or PDF document. Please refer to the submission guidelines above. *This question is required.